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Aug 4, 2017 5:27 PM CST
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Name: Richard
SFBA (Zone 10a)
Birds Bromeliad Region: California Dog Lover Irises Region: Maryland
I just got my Sutton order and really excited to see how they do this year. Included was mango meltdown as a bonus. After checking out the photo, I'm upset about 2 things:
Thanks a lot Sutton family for making it impossible for me to give away the bonus rhizome to our local Iris society because the bloom looks so beautiful causing me to go into 'selfish mode'.
Worse of all, it makes me really upset that I was foolish/ stupid enough to tell them to 'Not' send a bonus last year. A painful lesson for a hopelessly addicted Iris grower!
Blessings and best wishes to everyone, and can't wait until spring '18!
Aug 4, 2017 5:43 PM CST
Name: Debra
Garland, TX (NE Dallas suburb) (Zone 8a)
Rescue dogs: Angels with paws needi
Dragonflies Dog Lover Bookworm I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Garden Photography Bee Lover
Plays in the sandbox Butterflies Region: Texas Garden Sages I sent a postcard to Randy! Charter ATP Member
Hilarious! Hilarious! Hilarious!
It’s okay to not know all the answers.
Aug 4, 2017 8:48 PM CST
Name: Jan Wax
Mendocino County, N. CA (Zone 9a)
I'm a semi-retired studio potter.
Irises Hummingbirder Hellebores Organic Gardener Dog Lover Daylilies
Region: Ukraine Region: California Dahlias Garden Art Cat Lover Vegetable Grower
Adding some more to the Sutton love! Beautiful rhizomes.
Aug 5, 2017 5:18 AM CST
Name: Lilli
Lundby, Denmark, EU
Irises Roses Bulbs Hellebores Foliage Fan Cottage Gardener
Plant Lover: Loves 'em all! Seed Starter Winter Sowing Bee Lover Dog Lover Region: Europe
I feel your pain, Richard! Big Grin
Of course I talk to myself; sometimes I need expert advice!
Aug 5, 2017 7:01 AM CST
Name: Leslie
Durham, NC (Zone 8a)
Garden Photography Cat Lover Irises Region: North Carolina Peonies Enjoys or suffers hot summers
Celebrating Gardening: 2015
I have found that some of the bonus iris I have gotten over the years turn out to be some of my favorites. Hope yours brings lots of joy!
"The chimera is a one time happenstance event where the plant has a senior moment and forgets what it is doing." - Paul Black
Aug 6, 2017 4:52 PM CST
Name: Liz Best
Columbiana Alabama (Zone 8a)
Annuals Winter Sowing Plant and/or Seed Trader Peonies Lilies Irises
Hummingbirder Dragonflies Dog Lover Daylilies Bee Lover Birds
I haven't gotten my box from Sutton yet, now I'm going to be disappointed if I don't get Mango Meltdown, too! That one is pretty and supposed to be a late bloomer, perfect!
Sep 10, 2017 7:15 PM CST
Name: Daisy
close to Baltimore, MD (Zone 7a)
Amaryllis Plant and/or Seed Trader Region: Maryland Peonies Organic Gardener Irises
Herbs Hellebores Growing under artificial light Container Gardener Cat Lover Garden Photography
I agree. In about 1992 I ordered my first irises, which included Dusky Challenger, Skating Party, Jesse's Song, Wabash, Beverly Sills, and possibly Winter Olympics. The supplier included a ruffled lavender freeby, which I didn't even bother labeling, because I figured it would be less than desirable. All the ones in the original order have since died, some after many, many years, when I was too ill to give them needed attention. But the freeby bonus plant is the one that has survived and florished, and it has been absolutely gorgeous and reliable every year without fail. And wonderfully fragrant. I think I have finally identified it as being "Bubbling Over," and it's a definite winner! I will never again underestimate a freeby.
-"If I can’t drain a swamp, I’ll go pull some weeds." - Charles Williams
Sep 10, 2017 9:27 PM CST
Name: daphne
san diego county, ca (Zone 10a)
Vermiculture Million Pollinator Garden Challenge
received my sutton order on 9/8/17; haven't gotten to them yet. their roots are soaking in a shallow dish of water until tomorrow, when i'll pot them up.

i think i've listed them in i've got a box 2017. my bonuses were: 'carpe diem', 'grand bargain' , and 'social blush'

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my big excuse for not getting my planting done :

i was helping at our local iris club's annual fall sale this weekend. (the bromeliad, and the succulent and cactus societies were having their sales there at the same time.) but, i was busy answering questions, replenishing stock on the tables, and other activities, that i didn't have time to check the other plants out. that may have been a good thing, or i may have come home with more than three plants.

two of them were 'blackbird landing'.
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